(a) Differentiate between biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances. (b) How is acid rain causing harm to 'Taj Mahal' ? (c) What is smog?


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(a) Biodegradable:
(i) Substances which can be decomposed by decomposers into useful products.
(ii) They do not cause poUution.
(iii) Example : Organic waste.
Non-biodegradable:
(i) They cannot be decomposed by the decomposers.
(ii) They cause huge poUution.
(iii) Example: Plastic.
(b) Acid rain is corroding the calcium carbonate of Taj Mahal and causing pits in the monument.
© It is a mixture of fog and smoke.